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Old 08-19-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Plain and simple, what do you like about living in Oklahoma? What keeps you there?

Oklahoma is a state I've always wanted to visit. I've always had a fascination with it for some reason. I'm hoping this year I'll be able to make it to OKC. I feel Oklahoma is probably a very underrated state and is overlooked often for whatever reasons.

But yeah, just wanted to ask to see what everyone had to say. I see a lot of people on here that make it seem like many enjoy living there. I want to know why!
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:20 AM
 
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The people. Okies are good folks.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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I like the mild summers, I like neighbors that leave me the hell alone, that beef is whats for dinner, I like Oklahoma's versions of music, I like being in a place where a Kiowa can get the same respect as a Cherokee, I like being where people think that what goes on in a bedroom is the business of the people IN that bedroom, I like being in a place that when you have a flat, the highway patrol will stop and help you change it, I like being in a place where you can get burned out and fellow victims will help you sift through your ashes for stuff you couldn't save. Cowboy and Sooner football is as good as it gets.................

When the Murrah Building was bombed a bunch of experienced rescue people and dogs were brought in. These were people that had done stuff elsewhere, like at the world trade centers first bombing. When they came to Oklahoma they were stunned by what they found. In OKC people gave them bottles of water. Other places charged as much as $5 a bottle. Motels gave them places to sleep....no charge. Cafe's gave them food.....no charge. If they needed something, like a fridge to keep snacks in, stores like Best Buy gave them one. People were helpful, thankful, and generous......unlike a lot of other places.

Only one problem with this state...............Them boys from Oklahoma roll their joints all wrong, They're too damn skinny or way too long. I ain't no holy roller so I just use a bong...................



Cross Canadian Ragweed - Boys From Oklahoma (Album Version) - YouTube
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Both sides of the Red River
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Just for me:

Friendly, genuine people. Southern hospitality without the southern baggage.

Two mid sized, but very underrated cities.

Good economy (for now anyway) and a low cost of living that make for comfortable life should you decide to work for it.

Varied landscapes that presents many opportunities for "day trips".

The weather...yeah we have our extremes but it keeps things interesting. Who wants to live in a boring climate where everything's the same? Besides 80% of the time the weather is great here if you can tolerate the wind.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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Earthbound and his DW live in Ohio... so it can't be all bad!!

Mild winters.

Most horses per capita than any other state.

Wtih 40 tribes MOL, lots of Native peoples from all over America with distinct cultures. I like seeing other Native people in the work place and in town.

The "townies" pretty much stick to themselves and don't get all nosey on me. "townies" = people who live in small towns.

Although the church we go to is small (25 - 40 people) it represents Asian, African, African-American, Caucasian, South of USA, and Native American.

Ohio has 11+ million, OK has 3.7 million. Enough said.

Nice to see land with no humans ruining it on a daily basis during my daily commute. My commute is filled with this instead of graffiti covered asphalt:



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Old 08-20-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: OK
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All of the above, except for the hot summers. Although it seems I am getting used to them now.

We do want to keep this a secret, though. The fact that OK is a great place to live, not that I am getting used to the heat.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Wow, great answers so far everyone (and great pics too redbird...love the open land with the cattle!)

I think its really cool the slower paced life in Oklahoma is appreciated. Too often on TV and with other media outlets, the big cities of Los Angeles and NYC are highly promoted and I sometimes start to think most everyone prefers that type of lifestyle. But, I can tell by reading the comments, people still appreciate the quieter side of life without all the bad traffic and people everywhere.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Originally Posted by #1soonerfan View Post
Just for me:

Friendly, genuine people. Southern hospitality without the southern baggage.

Two mid sized, but very underrated cities.

Good economy (for now anyway) and a low cost of living that make for comfortable life should you decide to work for it.

Varied landscapes that presents many opportunities for "day trips".

The weather...yeah we have our extremes but it keeps things interesting. Who wants to live in a boring climate where everything's the same? Besides 80% of the time the weather is great here if you can tolerate the wind.
>>>>>
Southern hospitality without the southern baggage.
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Southern "without the Southern baggage" is a really good way of articulating it, IMO.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:55 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I like the mild summers, I like neighbors that leave me the hell alone, that beef is whats for dinner, I like Oklahoma's versions of music, I like being in a place where a Kiowa can get the same respect as a Cherokee, I like being where people think that what goes on in a bedroom is the business of the people IN that bedroom, I like being in a place that when you have a flat, the highway patrol will stop and help you change it, I like being in a place where you can get burned out and fellow victims will help you sift through your ashes for stuff you couldn't save. Cowboy and Sooner football is as good as it gets.................

When the Murrah Building was bombed a bunch of experienced rescue people and dogs were brought in. These were people that had done stuff elsewhere, like at the world trade centers first bombing. When they came to Oklahoma they were stunned by what they found. In OKC people gave them bottles of water. Other places charged as much as $5 a bottle. Motels gave them places to sleep....no charge. Cafe's gave them food.....no charge. If they needed something, like a fridge to keep snacks in, stores like Best Buy gave them one. People were helpful, thankful, and generous......unlike a lot of other places.

Only one problem with this state...............Them boys from Oklahoma roll their joints all wrong, They're too damn skinny or way too long. I ain't no holy roller so I just use a bong...................



Cross Canadian Ragweed - Boys From Oklahoma (Album Version) - YouTube
>>>>>
I like the mild summers
<<<<<

^^^
This is rich.

>>>>>
Only one problem with this state...............Them boys from Oklahoma roll their joints all wrong, They're too damn skinny or way too long. I ain't no holy roller so I just use a bong...................
<<<<<

Amen. Although this ol' Native American/Redneck ain't too skinny anymore.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Deer Creek/Edmond, OKla
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The title of this thread reminds me of a song, but it was about Texas. lol
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